Pericardial calcification

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Pericardial calcification is noted inferiorly and posteriorly. Sternotomy wires noted. 

Case Discussion

TTE confirmed calcification is pericardial rather than myocardial and also demonstrated constrictive pericarditis. The cause was not determined in this case. 

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Case Information

rID: 31830
Case created: 31st Oct 2014
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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